TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 9, 2016

Ravenwood High School’s government and criminal justice classes recently observed a civil motion docket in their own school’s auditorium. The Williamson County School System partnered with the county’s court system to set up the mobile court. The effort was designed to help students understand how the judicial branch operates on a local level, the Tennessean reports. Circuit Court Judge Michael Binkley presided over the proceedings and stopped from time to time to explain court lingo for the students. “Local courtrooms are too small to accommodate most of our schools, so we decided to bring the court to the schools,” Social Studies Curriculum Specialist David Rector said.